Awarded “Good” – the highest possible assessment – in EPSRC’s 2017 Mid-Term Review 


Up to 20 four-year fully funded PhD studentships available for September 2018

Taught Programme in Exeter for Year 1

Research project in Years 2-4 in an internationally-renowned water research centre

Annual residential summer-school, research seminars and social events

Transferable Skills Training


Recent News

Festival of Nature 2018

On Saturday June 2nd, Ioanna Stamataki and Olivia Cooke joined the WEIR (Water Environment and Infrastructure Resilience) research group of the Water Innovation Research Centre (WIRC) at the Festival of Nature in Bath. The Festival of Nature is celebrating it’s 15th anniversary, and this year it gave the opportunity for local families to explore hands-on […]

26th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition

Two of our WISE CDT PhD students, Ioannis Markidis and Mariano Marinari (both Bath), attended the 26th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition (EUBCE) in Copenhagen, Denmark from 14th to 17th May 2018. The Conference brought together researchers, engineers, technologists, organisations, policy and decision makers and financing institutions. EUBCE combines one of the largest biomass science […]

Professor Jörg Imberger Lecture 16th May 2018

  On Wednesday 16th May 2018, we were fortunate enough to welcome Professor Jörg Imberger to the University of Exeter during his packed trip to the UK. Jörg delivered a lecture to our WISE CDT students and Centre for Water Systems students, researchers and academics, providing a though-provoking and inspiring talk as well as an […]

Postgraduate Research Showcase Week

  Three of our Exeter students; James Webber (Cohort 1), Maria Xenochristou (Cohort 2) and Paul Wills (Cohort 3) are taking part in the Doctoral College’s Postgraduate Research Showcase week at the University of Exeter. The Showcase provides an opportunity to promote new talent, as well giving our postgraduate researchers the opportunity to develop their […]

19th UK-IWA Young Water Professionals Conference

  Four of our WISE CDT students recently attended the UK-IWA YWP Conference at Cranfield University from 16-18th April 2018. This year’s theme was ‘Towards a Resilient Water Future’ and allows young professionals working in water to network and share ideas with their peers. The three day event featured keynote talks by Anglian Water, Wood […]

37th IAHR World Congress

  In August 2017, a group of WISE CDT students from Cardiff University attended the 37th IAHR World Congress in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia where they each presented their work and expanded their network; with over 1,200 experts from more than 60 countries present. The theme “Managing Water for Sustainable Development – Learning from the Past for […]

WISE CDT provides a unique opportunity for students to participate in shaping their own research topic. This, coupled with the wide range of skills they will acquire by completing all that the postgraduate school offers, makes them very attractive prospective recruits for the Water industry.

David Evans, Director, Natural Energy Wyre

WISE CDT exemplifies our aim to build a highly skilled workforce with industry partners through doctoral training.

G4 Alliance

Wessex Water is seeing the emergence of skills and knowledge gaps in common with other companies in the water sector…. The WISE CDT helps address these gaps by providing leading interdisciplinary training across the subject areas of water engineering and informatics which are vital for the future of this industry and highly pertinent to our company.

Dan Green, Head of Sustainability and Innovation, Wessex Water

It’s immensely satisfying that WISE students continue to support the economic, environmental and social strategies of business with their cutting edge bespoke research

Professor John Banyard OBE FREng